Jan Reid is an author and music historian, and a writer-at-large for Texas Monthly. His writing has also appeared in Esquire, GQ, Slate, and the New York Times. His books include "Texas Tornado: The Life and Times of Doug Sahm," "The Improbable Rise of Redneck Rock" (considered the definitive tale of Austin music in the 1970's), the novel "Comanche Sundown," and books about Tom DeLay and Karl Rove. His, memoir "The Bullet Meant for Me," was the story of his mental, psychological, and emotional recovery from a brutal 1998 robbery and shooting in Mexico City -- and his sustaining friendship with the two-time world champion boxer Jesus Chavez. Reid is now writing a biography of former Texas Gov. Ann Richards. He is a featured author at the 2010 Texas Book festival.
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